Peyronie's and PT
Curvature of the penis and penile deformity and the role of physiotherapy. This course will introduce Peyronie’s disease as a common condition, affecting 10% of men globally, but one that is rarely spoken about. What started off as a PhD in prostate cancer PFM training programs for urinary incontinence and erectile dysfunction, took an unexpected bend in the road, when Jo received a knock on her clinic door from a very distressed former patient with a painful and curved penis. Curious and concerned, this led to realisation that there was massive gap in non-invasive treatment options for this confounding condition. Further investigation of research, of which there was not much, led to Jo exploring the role of therapeutic ultrasound and physical approaches to treatment. A subsequent randomized controlled trial evolved and Jo will present these finding, along with case studies and a pathway to deliver this Men’s Health service in your own clinic.
Introduction to Peyronie’s disease in men. Learn about the ‘’what’’, ‘’how’’ and ‘’why’’ of penile deformities in men and the impact this condition has physically and psychologically in the 10% of men affected globally.
Physiotherapy help in Peyronie’s disease- what can we do to assist? Is there a role for Therapeutic Ultrasound and other physical applications?
About The Instructor:
Jo Milios is an Australian Physiotherapist who has a special interest in Men’s Health, focusing on Prostate Cancer (PCa), Urinary and Erectile Dysfunction, Pelvic Pain, Peyronie’s disease (PD), Exercise and Yoga. Graduating with a Bachelor of Science (Physiotherapy) in 1993, the big gap seen in Men’s Health proved pivotal in her decision to specialise from 2005. Recently completing PhD studies at the University of Western Australia , Jo investigated quality of life outcomes in men undergoing surgery for PCa via a large randomised controlled trial aimed at reducing the impact of urinary continence and erectile dysfunction. A second RCT utilising therapeutic ultrasound to treat scar tissue in the 1 in 6 men who develop Peyronie’s disease following treatment for PCa was also completed. Jo has presented her research findings at several international conferences including WCPT15, 17 & 19, APCC 2014-18, CSM 2020 and locally at Men’s Sheds , Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia and ANZUS Conferences 2011-2018. Recent publications include papers in the ANZ Continence Journal (2018, 2019) and BMC Urology (2019) with further papers in review, Jo provides workshops throughout Australia and internationally, lectures at Charles Sturt and Curtin University and in 2012 established, ‘PROST! Exercise 4 Prostate Cancer Inc.’a not-for profit organisation, which provides an exercise and peer support program for ANY man diagnosed with PCa. Jo’s passion is education and she will happily provide this in any forum- in person, on-line , via TeleHealth or through the Men’s Health Physiotherapy Facebook group which Physiotherapists can access.
This is a live virtual course that will be recorded for your review and viewing convenience for 1 year from the date of the course. After purchasing the event you will receive an email with how to access the course.